Our unrivalled technical expertise of robust fire-rated partitioning systems allows our team to provide architects with reliable and skilful information as they plan the design and construction of a new project. Where a fire-rating is required within a partition wall, Stancold’s advice is key in ensuring that the system meets the overall specification; not only as part of the client’s expectations but for essential insurance and fire safety purposes.
Following successful guidance supplied to the architect of this project, Stancold are pleased to have been awarded the installation of a number of sub-dividing walls within a large building in Essex. Currently operating as a gym, the owner requires partitioning to create a second smaller unit in the space, in order to let out to a new tenant, a bicycle retailer.
Having expressed interest in a composite panel system rather than the traditional blockwork build, the decibel rating was a favourable consideration for the client due to the noise and music travelling from the gym.
Stancold’s industrial partitions specialist, Shaun Jones, met with the architect and client on site to find out more about the project’s requirements and space available. It was here that Shaun made considerations regarding access during the install, finding an alternative option for plant equipment that can fit through a standard personnel double door. This solution took our client’s budget into account and negated the need for creating a temporary larger access point as part of the project.
Once the project gets underway in the Spring, the team will be vertically installing one-hour fire-rated composite partitioning to form the smaller unit, utilising approximately 330m² of Eurobond Firemaster panelling with 100mm thickness and firestopping. This will take place in a live environment, within a temporary exclusion zone, as the gym will still in use during this time. This will be a key factor as the Projects team begin planning, but one that Stancold are very experienced in nonetheless.
We look forward to reporting back once this project is on site.
For more information on Stancold’s fire-rated partitioning projects and how we can assist with your plans in 2020, please contact Shaun Jones on 07821 152 663 or send your enquiry here.